Virginia Promotes Tyler Fenwick From Associate Head Coach To Senior Associate Head Coach

Tyler Fenwick of Virginia has been promoted from associate head coach to senior associate head coach. This likely takes him off the table for any of the currently big open coaching positions.

“Tyler has been such an integral part of our program’s success the last seven years as we started here at UVA together,” Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo said. “He was my first hire and I’m excited to have him by my side for another seven seasons.  He’s been particularly instrumental in our recent recruiting successes and has led the charge for the future of both our men and women. He’s always willing to take on any task, is very flexible and loyal. I am looking forward to even more success with Tyler and our program going forward.”

Fenwick has been with Virginia since 2017 when he was hired as an associate head coach. Since arriving at Virginia, Fenwick has helped the women to four national championships in a row. The women have also had 32 women’s national champions in that time span. The men have consistently finished in the top 20 at NCAAs since 2019. Fenwick primarily works with alumni relations, development and fundraising, program marketing and promotion, social media creative services and management and recruiting alongside his on deck duties.

He also has coached at the international level as he was an assistant coach for the US at the 2018 Pan Pac Championships. He also has served as the US Open Water head coach on numerous occasions.

Prior to arriving at Virginia, Fenwick was the associate head coach at Tennessee from 2012-2017. Before arriving to collegiate coaching, Fenwick coached the men’s national team group with the Mission Viejo Nadadores (MVN) in California. He also has served as an assistant coach with Germantown Academy Aquatic Club in Pennsylvania.

Fenwick was one of two associate head coaches for the team this past season as Blaire Bachman also was an associate head coach. Bachman has since left the program as she took the job of Director of Swimming and Diving at Texas A&M just last week. This promotion for Fenwick most likely takes him off of the table for any big open head coaching positions. Numerous Power 5 coaching jobs are currently open including West Virginia, Penn State, Washington State, Boston College, and Arizona.

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ACC fan
11 days ago

More of a title just means more money and he certainly deserves it. He’s a huge part of what’s been built there and I respect the hell out of him for staying and maintaining the momentum. 5 titles will be historic and nice for him to take in.

mcswammerstein
12 days ago

From assistant to the regional manager to assistant regional manager

Shaddy419
12 days ago

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Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Maybe Tyler can give the heads up on the status of Maxine Parker:

“Should I stay or should I go?”

Nonrevhoofan
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
10 days ago

Maxine Parker will be returning for a 5th year with the Hoos while pursuing her Masters in Statistics! 📈 Congrats, Maxine!
@UVASWIMDIVE on IG

Hope you are happy now!

The Original Tim
12 days ago

Congrats to Fenwick, but the title is giving vibes of a no-joke, legit title I saw for a federal employee a few years ago: “Assistant Deputy to the Assistant Deputy Associate Undersecretary”

James Beam
12 days ago

it is the “let’s make sure you stick around a few more years and not go to any of the power 5 openings this year” promotion

Admin
Reply to  James Beam
12 days ago

Yeah…I don’t think he really wanted to leave, and I don’t think they really wanted to let him leave.

But with that Arizona gig open, somebody had to do something…

James Beam
Reply to  Braden Keith
12 days ago

Exactly. Although maybe he was thinking about PSU? I think he’s from the Philly area…

Joel Lin
Reply to  James Beam
12 days ago

PSU ain’t the Philly area.

Admin
Reply to  Joel Lin
12 days ago

University of Virginia to Philly is only a 45 minute longer drive than Penn State to Philly.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Braden Keith
12 days ago

The University of Arizona swimming program:

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ArtVanDeLegh10
12 days ago

Typically title changes simply mean a change in money.

Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
12 days ago

Does this mean he will coach even less?

NAC Alum
Reply to  Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
11 days ago

Absolutely W username there bro, shoutout women’s team feeder program.

Idaho Joe
Reply to  Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
9 days ago

Just means he is in an even better position to break stories like “UVA and UNC to SEC.”

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